Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde
- 2 lbs tomatillos husked, washed and dried, and cut in half
- 10 medium Anaheim peppers, cut in half, seeds removed
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- 1 cup diced onion
- 4 garlic cloves
- 2 cups roughly chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Zest of 1 lime
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- Tortilla, beans, and rice for serving, optional
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place tomatillos and Anaheim peppers on two large greased baking sheets. Roast until tomatillos are golden brown about 5-7 minutes, and until peppers are charred.
2. Place peppers in a brown paper bag to sweat for about ten minutes. Remove the peppers from the bag and peel.
3. In a blender or food processor, combine 6 peppers (12 pepper halves), tomatillos, jalapeños, onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin, paprika, lime zest and juice, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth.
4. Dice the remaining Anaheim peppers. Pour salsa verde, chicken broth, diced Anaheim peppers, and chicken into the slow cooker. Add salt and pepper.
5. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours or untill chicken is at least 165 degrees in center of meat.
6. Once chicken is cooked using a slotted spoon remove chunks of chicken to a cutting board and shred and return to crock pot with chile verde sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm with tortillas, beans, and rice.